Today, AlphaCord released the major news that it is acquiring LifeSource Cryobank. This merger continues the trend of consolidation within the global cord blood banking market. It also continues AlphaCord’s trend of consolidation, as this was its fifth acquisition of smaller cord blood banks.
Earlier this year, on June 29, 2015, the largest cord blood bank in the United States and the world, Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, a company based out of Based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The value of the deal was set at $700 million, which established value of over 5.55 times revenue and over 15.55 times EBITDA. [Read more…]